Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, social workers, teachers, child care workers, and others who provide critical services to women, girls, and families are often the first to become aware of a woman or child facing a forced marriage. These professionals often have specific duties mandated by law.
End Forced Child Marriage: Best Practice Response Guidelines (National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, Australia, 2013).
Forced Marriage eLearning Website (UK Foreign Commonwealth Office)
Guidance for Education Professionals (UK Home Office, 2005)
Young People & Vulnerable Adults Facing Forced Marriage: Practice Guidance for Social Workers (UK Department of Health, 2004)
Dealing with Cases of Forced Marriage: Information for Health Professionals (UK Department of Health, 2007)
Forced Marriage Case Handling Guide for MPs and Constituency Offices (UK Home Office, 2009).
Early and Forced Marriage Screening Checklist, in A Closer Look at Forced and Early Marriage in African Immigrant Communities in New York City, Sauti Yetu (2012), pp.21-22.
For more information see the Implementation Module.